Ritual Food: Chipotle Deviled Eggs Recipe

All across the globe from Somalia to Central America eggs are used for spiritual cleansing and blessing. In New Orleans Voodoo and Haitian Vodou eggs are frequently offered for the Lwa, or deities, Damballa and Aida Wedo. [Read more...]

Memory, It’s In The Mix – Ancestor Remembrance Recipes

The tradition of New Orleans Voodoo celebrates it’s dead every day of the year. They artfully parade them down the streets in Second Line Jazz extravaganzas that are a feast for the eyes and ears. They house their dearly departed in above ground cities of the Dead, some of which are elaborate pyramids, others which have homemade headstones and bones poking out. [Read more...]

Oshun Mango Peach Salsa Recipe for Love

Originally thought of as an exotic fruit from paradise the sensual Mango has now become a regular item in most markets. Here in New York City vendors carve the delicacies into artful flowers and sell them on the street corner offering a unique summer treat. [Read more...]

Bourbon Bread Pudding Recipe for Marie Laveau

Variation on the recipe for Bourbon Whiskey Bread Pudding featured in my African-American Ritual Cookbook. It would make a wonderful offering for Marie Laveau, Dr. John or any of the strong spirits of the Crescent City. Food is the simplest and most vital way to connect to divinity, and it’s tasty too. [Read more...]

St. John’s Eve Blessing Water Recipe

St. John’s Eve is celebrated traditionally on June 23rd. It was a sacred time occurring right around the solstice, a magickal time for light, joy, and blessings! The following can be used as a blessing water for your self and home. Use liberally! [Read more...]

Juneteenth Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

There are a lot of different culinary traditions that are associated with the remembrance of Juneteenth. Many revolve around strawberries, strawberry soda, strawberry pie, strawberry lemonade. If you are a northern born Yankee like me you are probably scratching your head when people say Strawberry soda, we don’t really have that here. What we do have is a long love affair with Strawberry Lemonade. [Read more...]

Fortitude Fried Chicken Recipe

Onions, garlic, paprika, these are spices of life that make us strong. They were the classic ingredients of our ancestor’s fried chicken recipes, and we still love to eat them today. Many of the popular soul food dishes from the Southern U.S. grew in popularity because of the necessity of the everyday lives of the slaves. [Read more...]


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